Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Taking a breather

Around here, things are happening. I'm making some strides in creating career paths that work for me. I've been trying some new recipes. I've been weaving and knitting and creating. Yet here on the blog it's been a bit quiet.

This summer I've been working on keeping my focus in places that are needed when they are needed. So the work-type-stuff (which is actually pretty fun and not all "argh! work!") has been that focus. The blog is getting a bit of a breather. Yep, that's why things have been quiet with the words for the past 2 1/2 weeks. Yep, that's while August will likely continue to just have a couple posts. Sometimes a little break is a good thing.

So many things I want to share with you, dear readers, but the time will come for that focus. This afternoon I need all my strength to make it through a little trip to Ikea.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Today seems to be the hottest day of the year. It's gloriously sunny and nearly cloudless, but I've been staying indoors to avoid burning to a crisp. The evening sunshine will do for me!

Lately I've being:

- growing plants. Propagating succulents and babying my other houseplants.

- wishing for a furry pet.

- completing a course I should've finished a good while ago.

- creating my own destiny! (Being officially registered as self-employed and starting those ventures on the right foot).

- weaving pretty things (but not hipster/trendy tapestries).

- knitting more blankets (simple and fun).

- knotting little macrame pretties.

- drinking green smoothies. Everyday.

- walking in the evenings all over London with The Scot(Including Regent's Park and Queen Mary's Rose Garden where I snapped the pics up top).

- baking allofthebananabread.

- loving the sunshine.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Ticket Stub Story

It's no secret around these parts that I'm a big fan of films. A couple weeks ago I shared this photo on Instagram for ThrowbackThursday - it's the closing page of my final college scrapbook where I collaged all the ticket stubs collected throughout my college career (mainly movies, but also some theatre, dance, and such). 10 years on and I still love that page. From the blockbuster stupidly entertaining stuff at the local cineplex, to my larger discovery of independent films at the glorious local indie house with its beat up couches, cracked vinyl armchairs, pull-down screen, and intermissions at the reel changes - it all was a treat. I wasn't a partier in college but I did love the cinema! The memories tied to those little slips of paper are vast.

Growing up, movies were a treat and I always always always wanted to go more often than we did. My college years developed my deeper love for the silver screen, and now living in the UK there's the option from one of the big cinema chains to subscribe to an unlimited membership. The Scot and I love this and we try to see 2-3 movies a month (it pays for itself at 1.5ish). Being home alone many days, I sometimes check out offerings that don't much interest the mister at a matinee.

I really miss little tickets and stubs. They switched to the receipt-type tix a few years back here. I still keep them, and these days they go in my Project Life albums, but I've started a personal tradition of snapping (and Instagramming) a pic to document what films I see. Looking back, I'm sure I'll be able to remember certain things about certain times in reference to what films were popular.

Are you a film fan or movie buff? A stub collector or a ticket tosser? Do you document your cinema visits through Project Life or a movie journal or ??

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